There are icons, and then there’s Walt “Clyde” Frazier. From the hallowed basketball courts to the throbbing pulse of the fashion streets, Frazier’s legacy is a blend of sportsmanship and style. As PUMA Hoops heralds the golden jubilee of the beloved Clyde shoe, fans are treated to a walk through memory lane with the PUMA “CLYDE’S CLOSET” Collection. Unveiled to mark the 50th anniversary of this signature shoe, the collection is an ode to the man christened “Mr. Cool” by his legion of admirers.
Basketball aficionados remember Walt Frazier for his lightning moves and formidable defense, but the world recalls the suave elegance of “Clyde.” Synonymous with innovation and fearless fashion, Frazier’s collaboration with PUMA five decades ago resulted in “The Clyde” – a sneaker that changed the game both on and off the court.
Taking a cue from the past, “CLYDE’S CLOSET” collection epitomizes the boldness and flamboyance of Walt “Clyde” Frazier. Drawing inspiration from retro animal prints, the collection showcases design motifs that resonate with Frazier’s illustrious career and ahead-of-his-time fashion sense. This is not just a celebration of a shoe; it’s a homage to an era and the man who became its most flamboyant flagbearer.
The star of the collection, the Clyde’s Closet All-Pro NITRO, is a testament to PUMA’s commitment to innovative technology. The dual-layered NITRO™ SQD FOAM ensures both comfort and performance. While the inner soft layer provides cushioning for each step, the outer firm layer lends lateral stability for those sharp, multi-directional maneuvers. The silhouette of the shoe, featuring multi-zoned materials, promises breathability and support. Additionally, the cord lock-down lacing system, specifically placed within the forefoot, pledges enhanced lateral stability and precise support.
But the PUMA “CLYDE’S CLOSET” Collection isn’t confined to footwear alone. The eleven-piece apparel line, available alongside the signature shoe, is designed for those who seek to echo Frazier’s unique style. The range varies from a snug bomber jacket and joggers to the animalistic jersey shorts. The eye-popping Clyde tees, paired with the trend-forward dime jacket and pant duo, reaffirm PUMA’s dedication to style and functionality.
Fans and fashion enthusiasts can embrace this iconic collection by heading to PUMA.com or exploring the PUMA app. After all, half a century in any field is a monumental achievement. And when it involves a personality like Walt “Clyde” Frazier and a brand as distinguished as PUMA, the result is bound to be nothing short of spectacular.
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